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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

Yes, this is what the article says:
I edited some parts out so it was a bit shorter. thumb.gif Sounds pretty scary to me!
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Originally Posted by Sunreeper View Post

This is why I use a flip phone instead of a smartphone. Less radiation too thumb.gif

You guys are bad and you should feel very bad mad.gif
post #82 of 110
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Originally Posted by Edge Of Pain View Post

Isn't it very well documented that looking at a bright thing in darkness is bad for your eyes? That is, as long as the thing is sufficiently bright (like a monitor, TV, phone, etc.)

No.

If you're prone to eyestrain while looking at monitors, it can make it happen faster, but even then you won't actually be damaging them.
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post #83 of 110
Nope nope nope. This isn't news, this isn't surprising information, this isn't "blindness". Anyone who's been to school between the ages of 6 to 10 know that your eyes adjust to brightness.

Having one eye subjected to a bright light while the only is in complete darkness will obviously result in your eyes adjusting to different brightness levels.

PIRATES made use of this knowledge for gods sake

http://mentalfloss.com/article/52493/why-did-pirates-wear-eye-patches

This article has genuinely angered me because it's just so amazingly stupid... I thought I was on the onion while I was reading this.

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post #84 of 110
Why do people set their phones brightness to 100% at night time or in a dark place? like seriously, I can see the brightness from far away.
Anyways, just dont use your phone for prolong periods of time in the dark and in awkward positions with one eye open lol.

I already have sensitive eyes, which I didnt have when I was in my early 20s. Mainly because I spend too much time sometimes in front of my monitor.
I also didn't wear glasses during sunny days, which now I do because all that sun glare does hurt your eyes in the long run.
post #85 of 110
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I also didn't wear glasses during sunny days, which now I do because all that sun glare does hurt your eyes in the long run.

UV does damage your lenses, making them slightly opaque so less light reaches your retina as you age. Sunglasses are a good idea. Phones, monitors, and similar do not create UV light so they do not damage your eyes in any permanent way.

I think this issue is really interesting and tells us our vision system is very odd and software/brain based. This problem is caused by tricking your brain into ignoring the information from one eye. Trying to combine the visual information from one eye's complete blackness and one's bright and detailed screen actually makes the screen harder to see so the visual system simply ignores all the information from the black eye, the problem is that it keeps ignoring it the next day. It probably really doesn't help to sleep right after doing it, that eye needs to be "woken up" before sleeping or it gets stuck that way.

A similar thing happens if you wear prism glasses that make everything upside down for a while (days in this case), your brain eventually flips the image so it looks normal with the glasses on and everything looks upside down when you take them off.
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LOL, that's why I keep one eye closed when I turn the light on in the kitchen after midnight. I've got one dark adjusted eye in reserve to dodge my dogs toys after I turn the light back off.

Isn't this what pirates did? I think myth busters did a special on this ! tongue.gif:p:p
post #87 of 110
"2 Women Go Blind, in One Eye, After Using Their Phones"

You're doing it wrong ---

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post #88 of 110
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"2 Women Go Blind, in One Eye, After Using Their Phones"

You're doing it wrong ---


That's great lol 👌
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I'm confused, how this is a scary thing and not common knowledge? They have temporary (15mins) "blindness" when they subject an eye that's adjusted for a bright screen to a sudden darkness, of course you wont be able to see anything!!!!!!. . . . LOL!


I keep one eye closed when I get up at night because I know that the light will adjust my eyes and when the lights go out I need to find a way back to the bed without waking the misses, so far no permanent blindness. . . . . .


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Maybe I'll sound like a jerk here, but if you're on your phone long enough to go blind in one eye; maybe you should hang up the phone and, I don't know.....talk to people in person; interact with the real world??

You don't sound like a jerk. You are just completely irrelevant. lachen.gif

They aren't talking in order to hang up. They are looking at the bright screen with just one eye, so this eye's rhodopsin is mostly split up, hence the lower brightness perception.
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